Kiowa County Democrat. (Snyder, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 30, 1910 Page: 3 of 8
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HOG IS PROFITABLE
Half of Product Consumed in
Southern States Is Imported.
Soma Feature* In Industry That
Should Appeal to Every Thought*
ful Farmer—No Other Meat Pro.
jiueing Animal More Prolific.
„ ^JBy E. n. LLOYD )
Notwithstanding the great advan-
tAgea possessed by the southern states
tor profitable hog-raising, about fifty
per cent, annually of all the pork con-
sumed In those states is Imported.
This should not be so. With our fa-
cilities for producing cheap feed, we
should export and not Import hog
products. There are some features In
hog raising that should appeal to
every thoughtful farmer. No other
meat-producing animal is capable of
producing so many young in a year.
In our mild climate, where suitable
pauture can be provided for nearly
every month in the year, the sow
should farrow twice annually, produ-
cing one litter in early spring which
can easily be made ready for the late
fall or early winter market, and an-
other litter In early fall to be made
ready for the spring market. The
small amount of capital required to
begin with and the quick returns on
the Investment should make hog rais-
ing especially attractive to the small
farmer with limited means. The hog
will make a pound of gain on less food
than most live stock, and will profit-
ably utilize the waste products around
the farm, dairy and kitchen.
No man should attempt to raise
hogs without adequate pastures. For
CULTIVATOR EASY TO WORK
Implement Shown In Illustration Can
Be Constructed at Slight Ex-
penae— Many Advantages.
In the small space of the garden the
horse Is often a damage, as the fre-
quent turning around and usual
tramping of the plants is more loss
and labor than to cultivate the ground
with a hand cultivator. The disk cul-
tivator shown in illustration is very
easy to work and can be constructed
at a slight expense, as the concave
Section of Portable Fence.
pastures, woven wire Is the best
fencing material, all things consid-
ered. Around the field to be used for
pasture run a woven wire fence 30
Inches high with three strands of
barbed wire above. This fence will
not only turn hogs but other live
For convenience In preparing the
land and planting the crops, It Is best
not to divide the pasture up with
permanent fences. When the crops
are ready for the hogs, by using the
hurdle or portable fence, the field may
be divided Into lots of any size. The
hurdle fence is simple and cheaply
made and when not in use can be
taken down and stored under a shed
until needed again.
There Is a mistaken Idea held by
some that Alfalfa, red clover, rape
and sitpllar crops will produce profit-
able mins when pastured without
grain. The practical trials made at
many experiment stations prove this
not true. Of the many forage plants,
alfalfa Is one of the most satisfactory
for hogs, since It can be made a per-
manent pasture and Is rich In protein,
making an excellent combination with
corn. The leaves are tender and the
stem small, which make it easily mas-
ticated, and it Is very much relished.
At the Mississippi station careful
tests have been made to determine the
value of alfalfa pasture without grain
for hogs. Pigs ranging In age from
three to twenty-four months have
been used, and the results of two
years’ work show that alfalfa Is little
more than a maintenance ration for
growing hogs without grain. Satisfac-
tory gains have always been secured
from alfalfa pastures by supplement-
ing the pasture with from one to two
per cent of the weight of the bogs In
corn or other grain.
Cowpeas without grain so far has
given better results than any other
crop for hog pasture. In one test the
crop was grown on thin hill land,
where one acre of cowpeas produced
350 pounds of pork. In another test
on rich valley land one acre of cow-
peas produced 483 pounds of pork.
The hogs were put In the field when
the peas were about ripe.
" The Illustration shows a section of a
portable fence for use In keeping hogs
In any desired pasture.
When Railing Turkeys.
It Is best not to feed mixed grains
to growing turkeys, or to old stock. If
one grain Is fed at each meal they
will eat up all that Is given them un-
less overfst If several grains are
fed at once, they may pick up a little
of the grain most liked and leave the
Do not feed the turkeys on one
grain continually, but vary the food to
Include principally corn, wheat and
Do not feed the turkeys a heavy
meal In the morning, but feed lightly,
or not at all, so they will have reason
to forage widely through the fields.
Any young turkeys that seem fre-
quently or continually ailing should be
killed and burled. They will never be
valuable for any purpose and It will
save trouble to put them out of the
Feeding Dairy Cowe.
Professor Bckles of the Missouri
agricultural college gives the follow-
lag rules for feeding a dairy cow:
1. Feed all the roughage she will eat
up dean at all times.
I. Feed on* pound of grain per day
•nr each pound of butter fat produced
fey the cow per week.
I. Feed all the cow wlU taka with-
out gaining la weight
disk blades can be purchased at the
average hardware store and the frame-
work of the cultivator, or wheel hoe,
is made of two handles Joined to-
gether with a brace strip between
same and an iron rod fitted with
threads and a nut at each end to go
through the handles and through each
disk. The disk blades are held apart
at the distance desired by blocks of
wood, through which you have bored
a hole the size of the connecting rod
upon which it is placed, thus holding
each blade apart and permitting them
lo turn easily. The simple motion of
shoving or wheeling the cultivator
ahead, as with a wheelbarrow, cuts
up the soil in a very effective man-
ner and is of great value on heavy
soils where it is hard to work the
usual hand plow or cultivator.
GENERAL FARM NOTE8.
Try to keep the cows clean; It !■
easier than cleaning them.
A manure spreader will usually pay
on a live stock farm of 100 acres-or
more in this region.
Raw rock phosphate is best applied
with special phosphates distribution,
several of which are now on the mar-
If one has ten gallons of milk to
spare daily It will not feed 100 grow-
ing pigs. A pig cannot grow on less
than a quart of milk daily.
It Is better to keep two or three
pigs and feed them all they will eat
at all times than to keep more on
As quick as_pne cow is milked weigh
the milk and record It on the weigh
sheets and know what your cow Is
There are few farms that do not
have from one to half a dozen or more
waste places growing up to all man-
ner of weeds and undesirable brush.
Those who are engaged In butter
making as a profession consider that
the two most important factors In
good butter making are clean cream
and proper ripening.
Tankage, like by-products from the
slaughter-houses, is very rich In pro-
tein, and for that reason Is a highly
concentrated food and must be fed
The pig that makes profitable gains
Is the one that has all the feeds In
variety that It can consume and grows
vigorously, without check, from start
Keeping the fence rows mown so
that the sun can shine upon the soil
at all times will almost Invariably re-
sult in a good stand of grass within
at least two seasons, and often In on*.
Middlings are without doubt an ex-
cellent feed for young pigs previous
to weaning and perhaps for a short
time after, but beyond that they
should make up only a small part of
the ration for the growing and fatten-
All clay soil and soils which become
packed easily need organic matter. To
these soils a great deal of manure
should be applied or they should be
seeded to some kind of grass. The
grass roots decay and Increase tho
amount of organic matter.
HANDY COOP FOR THE CHICKS
Collapsible and Portable Kind Can Be
Folded and Stored Away or Set
Up Anywhere for Uto.
The average chicken coop made of
a soap box or some other small bog
Is not always convenient for shifting
about to use In different places. The
following plan for a collapsible, port-
able chicken coop appears In Popular
The collapsible A-sbaped coop caa
A Collapsible Coop.
bo folded and stored away or carried
and set up for us* anywhere. Tho
main frame lo mad* In four parts aad
Joined together with hinges, as shown
In Fig. I. Tho frame can bo cov-
ered with wire netting, or boards put
on tho top part with netting on tho
ends. A small hook and eye should
bo provided at each end to hold the
ports la plnoo.
CORN PLANTING IS
THAT CANADIAN TRIP SHOULD
NOW BE TAKEN.
If you had intended going to Can-
ada for the purpose of purchasing
land on which to establish a home and
accompanying some land company,
whose holdings you proposed to look
over or to go up on your own account
to select one hundred and sixty acres
of land free, you should delay no
longer. Corn-planting Is over, your
wheat crop Is well ahead, and you
have a few weeks' time before you are
required In the fields again. Now
make your intended trip. Reports
at hand show that the crop prospects
in Canada were never better than
they are today. The cool weather has
not affected the crop, hut if anything.
It has been a benefit. There has been
plenty of moisture and those who
tiave had their land properly prepared
look upon this year as likely to bo one
of the best they have had. A great
many are going up this season who
expect to pay two or three dollars an
acre more than they were asked to
pay last year. Others who wish to
homestead are prepared to go farther
from the line of railway than would
have been necessary last year. Still
it is worth it. So it will be with you.
Next yenr lands will be higher-priced
and homesteads less accessible. There
is a wonderful tide of Immigration to
Central Canada now. It is expected
that one hundred and fifty thousand
new settlers from the United States
will be numbered by the end of the
present year, an increase of fifty per
cent over last year. In addition to
this there will be upwards of one
hundred thousand from the old coun-
try, which does not include those
who may come from the northern
countries of the Continent. These all
Intend to settle upon the land. The
reader docs not require an answer to
the questions, "Why do they do It?”
“Why are they going there in such
large numbers?" Western Canada is
no longer an experiment. The fact
that one hundred and fifty million
bushels of wheat were raised there
last year as against ninety-five mil-
lions the year previous, shows that
the tiller of the soil in Central Canada
is making money and it is safe to say
that he is making more money than
can be made anywhere else on the
Continent in the growing of grains.
He gets good prices, he haB a sure and
a heavy crop, he enjoys splendid rail-
way privileges, and he has also the
advantages of schools and churches
and such other social life as may be
found anywhere. It is difficult to say
what district is the best. Some are
preferred to others because there ar*
friends already established. The
Grand Trunk Pacific, on its way
across the Continent, Is opening up a
splendid tract of land, which la being
taken up rapidly. The other railways
—the Canadian Pacific and Canadian
Northern are extending branch lines
Into parts Inaccessible a couple of
years ago. With a perfect network
of railways covering a large area of
the agricultural lands It Is not diffi-
cult to secure a location. Any agent
of the Canadian Government will be
pleased to render you assistance by
advice and suggestion, and a good
plan Is to write or call upon him.
The Government has located these
agents at convenient points through-
out the States, and their offices ars
well equipped with a full supply of
maps and literature.
Or Scrambled It.
Shirts—of the “boiled” variety—are
often very refractory, and It takes
more than courage and patience to put
one on. Mr. Jones, one evening, strug-
gling Into his, which wag fresh from
the laundry, remarked to Mrs. Jones
that it was a foolish custom,-this wear
lng of stiff shirts. A writer in Tit-
Bits tells the Btory.
“We've got plenty of time, dear,”
said his wife. “I guess the only trou-
ble Is that the girl boiled It a little
“Looks tome as if she had fried It!”
said Mr. Jones, ns his head emerged.
Surprise for the Deity.
“Papa,” said a little girl, rushing
Into the room with the air of one bring-
ing valuable Information, "did you
know that the Brown's little baby was
“Yes, dear, I heard of It. Aren't you
"Yes, but, papa, it wee only three
“I know, love."
“And don't you think God will be
■urprlsed to see It come back so
From the Greek.
It Is said of the Inhabitants of lasus
off Carla that when a certuin harper
was performing the people who were
listening heard the bell for the open-
ing of the fish market, and rushed off,
wltfe the exception of one man who
was a little deaf. The harper, eomlug
up, addressed him thus: "My good sir,
I am much flattered by your staying
to hear me when nil the rost ran off
at the sound of a bell." “What?" said
he, “has the fish-bell rung? Then I'm
off too. Good-by.*'—Strabo.
Elephant—Say, Hippo, closo that
! submarine opening of yours or the wa-
| ter will rush in and sink you.
Hippopottamus—Oh, lock up your
trunk and put a strap round it if you
don’t want to have it busted.
Sick kidneys give unmistakable sig-
nals of distress. Too frequent or scanty
urinary passages, backache, headache
and dizzy spells tell of disordered kid-
neys. Neglect of these warnings may
prove fatal. Uegln using Doan's Kid-
ney Pills. They cure sick kidneys.
Mrs. M. A. Gam-
bit n , Russellville,
Ark., says: “I was
in such bad shapo
from kidney disease
that I gave up hope
of my recovery. I
could rest neither
night or day, the
pains in my back
nearly driving me
i frantic. There were
decided dropsical symptoms such aB
swelling of my feet and ankles and my
heart palpitated violently. After doc-
toring without benefit, I began with
Doan's Kidney Pills and when I had
used two boxes I was ns well ns ever.”
Remember the name—Doan’s.
For sale by all dealers. 50 cents a
box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Strong. Plea for the Infant*.
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe testified the
other day before the Massachusetts
legislative committee which Is Investi-
gating the milk situation. While giv-
ing her testimony she refused the
chair offered by the committee and
remained standing at the head of the
witness table. In making her plea
for pure milk Mrs. Howe Bald:
"There are several parties to the
milk situation, and I think the prin-
cipal party is the child In the cradle.
There is no substitute for milk in
rearing children. It Is a matter of
life and death and should not take
long to settle. I do want that those
who produce this important food
should have suitable compensation. I
stand for justice to all parties and
mercy to one, the infant.”
“I have been engaged several times,"
boaBted the first summer girl, "to men
whose names I did not know.”
‘That's nothing,” retorted the sec-
ond summer girl. “I engaged myself
last season to a stranger who wig-
wagged his proposal from a passing
Ethel (confidentially)—Do you know,
Clara, that 1 had two offers of mar-
riage last week?
Clara (with enthusiasm)—Ob, I am
delighted, dear! Then the report is
really true that your uncle left you his
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Men who remain neutral In times
•t public dangor are enemies to their
Never do anything that Involves se-
crecy or tho want of candor, or It may
lead to dark methods of Inquiry by
your neighbor.—Judge Willis.
HED CROSS HAM, BI.VB
Should he in every home. Ask your grocer
for it. Large 2 oz. package only 5 cents.
A girl isn’t necessarily an angel be-
cause she's fly.
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other Eastern Summer Resorts
Ticket! will be on ule daily during June, July, August and 8ep-
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on Gieat Lakei, St. Lawrence and Hudson Riven.
We will be glad to send you full information aa to fares, berth
reservation! and routes, and on request will send copiee of our
new 1910 summer booklets and foldcn.
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book af ousslee aent to any eOBraae.
Now end again you aeo two wonsie ran
lag down the street who look Ilk* eiater*.
You are astonished to leoru that they ar*
mother aad daughter, and you realise that
• woman at forty or forty-five ought to bo
at her finest and fairest. Why Isn't it uf
The general health of women is so in-
timately associated with tho local health
of the essentially feminine organ* that
there can bo no red checks and round
form where there Is female weakness,
Women who hero suffered from
this trouble have found prompt
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Pierce** Favorite Prescription. It
organs of womanhood. It eleam
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No alooltol, or
Any siok women
give* vigor and vitality to tho
tho complexion# brightens the
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in Ilia world. MlTflun boats* month.
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 27-1»10.
To love and to serve In the motto
which evory true knight should bear
on hla shield.—Downs.
IfekiMiufitlon.ftlinya pulu.curee w I udouUc. ifeit
How wo dislike
•pares no pains.
tho dentist who
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